Kobe Bryant death Bollywood
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The world today woke up to the tragic death of the iconic NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. A horrific chopper accident claimed the life of the star for which the world is mourning right now.

Fans have been pouring in messages since the news was confirmed, amid which Bollywood starts too, expressed their grief and extended condolences for his family.

Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and many other stars posted on their social media accounts.

Akshay Kumar wrote a heart-warming message which read, “Speechless… The world has lost a Legendary Athlete R.I.P The ‘Black Mamba’ of Basketball, Kobe Bryant along with his daughter, Gianna who tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash on their way to coach his Daughters team in California yesterday… My heart goes out to their Family. What you have done for so many kids including my niece whom you inspired to play basketball every day of her childhood, may you both comfort each other in Heaven…Love & Prayers”.\

 

Similarly, Priyanka Chopra too wrote a message on saying reading, “Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other families and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. ? #RIP #KobeBryant #ripmamba”.

 

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Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other families and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. ? #RIP #KobeBryant #ripmamba

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Kobe Bryant was popularly called ‘The Black Mamba’ of basketball. He is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant and three daughters.

Along with him and his daughter, seven others on board lost their lives too.

Here is what other celebrities wrote:

Anand Ahuja wrote, “ Too soon to say it again, but… Thank You, @kobebryant. #Mamba #Mambacita “.

 

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Too soon to say it again, but .. Thank You, @kobebryant . #Mamba #Mambacita ??

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Arjun Kapoor wrote, “Life is fickle, it all eventually feels kind of pointless. R.I.P @kobebryant #blackmamba #24”

 

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Life is fickle, it all eventually feels kind of pointless. R.I.P @kobebryant #blackmamba #24

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Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “What a tragedy. #KobeBryant. #GiannaBryant RIP. Deepest condolences to his family and wish them strength at this time of unimaginable grief. @kobebryant”.

Abhishek Bachchan also wrote on his instagram wall, “Heartbroken. #ripkobebryant
He was such an inspiration. Thoughts and prayers to his family and especially with his daughter Gianna. #Lakernation #mambaforever #8 #24.”

Richa Chadha wrote on her account, “Unbelievable news about #KobeBryant. So shocking! Am gutted. #RIPKobe … gone too soon. Tragic.”

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